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Amherst Police weekly report for Jan. 15, 2018

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Amherst Police Department - Darrell Cole

Amherst Police responded to 92 complaints during the week of Mon, Jan. 15, 2018.


A South Adelaide Street resident reported that a cheque was stolen from her residence. Police are investigating the incident.

Officers were called to a Davison Street residence after a complaint was received of a possible assault in progress. Officers attended and found out that no assault had occurred and that a male and female were arguing. No charges were laid in the incident.


A two-vehicle motor vehicle collision was reported on Industrial Park Drive. A vehicle had stopped to make a left-hand turn into a driveway when it was rear ended by a second vehicle. No injuries were reported but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

A storage shed was reported broken into. The shed was located between the Amherst Curling Club and the Armouries. A lock that was on the shed had been cut but at this point nothing appears to have been taken.  Police are investigating.


A 34-year-old male has been charged with assault and failing to comply with a condition of his recognizance after an incident on Hebert Street. Witness reported that the male had struck a female several times in the face. The male was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 21st.  His next appearance is slated for Feb. 20th.

Police received a report of suspected animal neglect at a North Adelaide Street residence. The matter was referred to the animal control officer who is reviewing the incident with the SPCA. The matter is ongoing.


Police were called to a South Albion Street business after a male and a female were refusing to leave the store after being directed to do so by staff. Officers attended and removed both individuals from the business. No charges are expected to be laid.

Police received a call of a male yelling incoherently outside of his East Victoria Street residence.  Police spoke with and assessed him and it was determined that he was dealing with some mental health issues. When asked to cease causing a disturbance he complied.


A 28-year-old male was charged with assault after an incident at an Albion Street area residence. The male is accused of slapping and choking a female. The male was held in custody until he was sober and then released on a Promise to Appear in Court on January 29th for plea.

Police were called to a Crescent Avenue apartment building after receiving reports of a loud argument taking place in the vestibule area. Officers made contact with a male who reported that he had an argument with a female. The female had been barred from going to the apartment building and police will be following up.  Charges of trespass are likely to be laid in the incident.


A youth was charged with three breaches to his conditions after police were dealing with the male regarding a report of harassing communications. The male was reportedly involved in calling a female multiple times.  Police performed a compliance check at the youth’s residence and the youth was not home. The youth was later arrested after he returned to his home. The male youth was held for court and later released. He will next appear in Amherst Youth Court on Feb. 21st for plea.

A youth was barred from a business on Robert Angus Drive after the business suspected that he had been stealing cards. The youth was questioned by police but not charged in the incident.



Police received a complaint of an assault at a downtown area bar. A female reported she was assaulted by another female and that during the altercation, her pendant necklace was damaged. Police are investigating the incident and no arrests have been made at this time.

Officers attended a Robert Angus Drive department store after a disturbance was reported in the parking lot.  A female had recorded a male with her phone because the male was allegedly driving a vehicle without a license. The male exited the vehicle and slapped the phone away from the female. The male then allegedly grabbed the female by her jacket.  Police are investigating the matter to determine if charges will be laid. 

Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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